Series: Search & Seduce #3
Author: Joya Ryan
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2016
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Related Books: Chasing Desire, Chasing Mr. Wrong
About Tell Me You Crave Me:Easton Ambrose has spent half his life protecting Natalie St. Clair from guys like himself. It’s not like he wants to interfere with her dating life, but what’s he supposed to do when she insists on going out with the wrong kind of guy? Kiss her, of course. But now she's pissed. And what starts as an apology turns to heated words...then just to heat.
Jumping East was the worst idea in the history of ideas. The guy is Natalie’s older brother’s best friend, the definition of off limits. But she’s tired of the safe guys who couldn’t light a fire with a flamethrower. Time for a little dangerous—even if dangerous always blows up in your face. Because even if they survive their bedroom antics, it’s only a matter of time before they’re caught…
I liked this plot and these characters and this book soooo much.
I’m giving it 3 stars for a weird reason: I didn’t get to enjoy it enough. Shit was pretty rushed. If I normally did half-stars, it’d be 3.5 though.
Joya created such a great universe here, but the book felt so fast-paced a lot of the time. I would have loved to have been able to really sit back and get sucked into it.
But as easy as it would have been to get absorbed into the book, it felt rushed enough that instead, I was strugglin’ to keep up.
The timeline somehow felt out of sync with the plot – like days go unaccounted for, almost. At one point, they mention the rehearsal being the next day and I just got so confused.
But besides that, I loved Natalie and Easton’s relationship. I love friend/enemies with benefits books, obviously, and the small town stuff I always enjoy, too. And Joya can write amaaaazing heat.
I love me some baking scenes, and hell, did this book give you some.
About Joya Ryan:
I am a mother and a wife. I love to read, write, bake, cook, barbecue, baste, flambe’…basically anything regarding food you can assume my involvement. I also have terrible dance moves and unleash them upon the general public often.